Amla – Super, Miracle Food for Vibrant Hair & Health

Amla, also known as Phyllanthus emblica or Emblica Officinalis is a deciduous tree that is reported to be loaded with essential minerals and nutrients that make your hair and skin look beautiful. These minerals and Vitamins include Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Iron and many others. The word Amla originated from the Sanskrit word called as Amlaki. It is an edible food that comes in round and small shape. Besides being a healthy food, this food has other benefits for the human body that keeps it healthy. The amazing effect of this food can be seen on hair and the skin.

Eminence of Amla for body

 

 

Amla is considered to have high nutritional value. It is therefore rightly considered as a ‘Superfood’. The nutrients and minerals that this Indian gooseberry includes stimulate many metabolic processes in the body and improve the overall body health.

Boosts up the immunity

One of the important ingredients of Amla includes Vitamin C which greatly helps in boosting up the immune system. It strengthens the blood vessels and makes them thicker so that they cannot be damaged easily. This helps in the easy flow of blood and helps to fight different infections as it also contains anti-oxidants in it.

 

Improves body systems

It is essential for the working of the digestive system as it helps in the better absorption and assimilation of the food thus providing energy for the body. In a similar way, the magnesium and potassium enhance the activity of nervous system and preventing electrolyte deficiency, respectively.

Reduces the incidence of heart attack

Eating fatty foods can cause the bad cholesterol to accumulate in the body that may block the arteries and vessels and thus increase the risk of heart attack. So, to avoid such conditions it is advisable to consume Amla in diet that withers away the bad cholesterol from the body and dilates the vessels for easy flow of blood through them.

Prevents inflammation

Many free radicals in the body cause the inflammation of the blood vessels in the body. Amla contains many anti-oxidant compounds in it that fight off these radicals and thus reduce inflammation of the vessels.

Cure for constipation

The high fiber content in the Amla can improve the digestion mechanism and encourage bowel movements thus preventing constipation. The dried powder of Amla when consumed can also treat the stomach ulcers.

Glorifies the skin

The hydrated and glowing skin can be obtained by applying the mask of Amla powder on the face. Make a mask of Amla powder, honey, and yogurt and place it on your face till it dries. Then, wash off the mask with fresh water and you can get the clean, smooth and glowing skin.

Prevents aging of cells

It stops the early aging of cells as it contains certain anti-aging compounds that keep the cells healthy and increases their efficiency. This helps in making you look fresh and young.

Helps regulation of blood glucose levels

Amla powder can be helpful for diabetic patients. The chromium present in this superfood helps I the better absorption of insulin and makes the body more responsive to it. This helps in the regulation of the glucose levels in the body widely.

Improves liver function

It is helpful in lowering oxidative stress in the liver by supplying anti-oxidants such as antioxidants glutathione and superoxide dismutase which are also called the master anti-oxidants due to their high affectivity.

Amla as a miracle for hair

Consuming Amla in diet or using Amla powder on hair can both improve the overall health of the hair. It is one of the oldest remedies for increasing the growth and volume of the hair. Some of the other benefits of hair are listed below

 

Prevents hair loss

Iron deficiency in the body can result in hair loss. Amla is a rich source of Vitamin C which helps in absorbing Iron and also strengthening the hair thus preventing hair fall.

Strengthens the hair

The thinning, weakness and baldness of hair can all be stopped using Amla. The anti-oxidant compounds and Vitamin C help to fight the compounds that make the hair follicles weak and leads toward baldness.

Keeps the scalp healthy

One of the major benefits of Amla includes that it contains many anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds in it. Dandruff is caused due to fungi and when Amla powder along with yogurt and honey is applied to the scalp it kills away from the harmful pathogens and fungus which otherwise can lead to many hair diseases.

Natural conditioner for hair

Amla is reported to have high moisture content in it and each Amla fruit itself contains 8.2 percent moisture. It acts as a conditioner for the hair for not making them look dry and also soaking the excess oil on the scalp. It thus maintains the proper texture of the hair.

Improves blood circulation to the head

Massaging your hair with Amla oil after different intervals can help the hair to grow better and also nourish the hair follicles. The minerals and vitamins in Amla are a rich source of oxygen and it is reported that Vitamin C aloe contains 54.50 percent oxygen that ensures that all the cells and tissues are getting enough oxygen for their functioning.
Prevents premature graying of hair

Amla is a natural coolant that relieves the itching and skin rashes on the scalp. It helps in the new thicker and darker pigmentation in the hair and thus preventing the development of grey hair. It is therefore used in hair dyes and hair products for improving the health and look of hair.

Destroys split ends

The hair cuticles are normally closed but when they are opened or peeled this result in split ends. Amla works as a guard and thus prevents the damaging of these cuticles and formation of the split ends. Likewise, the closed hair cuticles also make your hair look shinier and beautiful.

 

 

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